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Thank you Knittinganddeath .Those last two were interesting as Christmas messages with wifey sending packages with christmas lovelys and Fritz sending his love and worrys about his mums health .I found it a bit strange that his mother was using her maiden name Glass not Lange ,I wonder was this usual ? .Here are the last two from the family but I have another family if you wish or would you prefer singles

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Hi @GROBBY the PDF for the Brussels card is actually just the picture on the front again, can you post the back when you have time?

 

I can do another family next! It's really nice to get a little wider glimpse of their lives.

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Bruxelles, Musée des Beaux-Arts

Brüssel, 28.XII.14

Lieber Schatz! Meine Parole

heisst noch immer warten. Das schöne

Weihnachtsfest ist nun vorüber, ich

hatte nichts davon. Seite heute Nacht

furchtbarer Sturm + Regen. Die Kanonen

donnern unentwegt. Leider höre ich jetzt

von Dir nichts, bis wieder in L[üttich] bin. Hoffentlich

bist Du + die l. Eltern gesund. Anna + Liesl

bleiben wohl länger bei Euch? Euch allen,

tausen innige Grüsse. Fritz

 

Brussels, Museum of Fine Arts

to Betty Lange in Marktredwitz

Dear darling! My motto is "ever waiting." The Christmas celebrations are now over, they were nothing to me. Since tonight there has been a terrible storm and rain. The cannons thunder constantly. Unfortunately I won't hear anything from you until I return to Liege. Hopefully you and the dear parents are healthy. Anna and Liesl are going to stay longer with you, aren't they? A thousand warmest greetings to you all. Fritz

 

Valenciennes - La Gare

Valenciennes, 6.I.15

Lieber Schatz!

Aus V. dem Norden Frankr.

herzl. Grüsse + Küsse

Deine Männe

Es geht sofort weiter!

 

Valenciennes - the train station

Valencinnes, 6.I.15

Dear darling! From V[alenciennes] in the north of France, warmest greetings and kisses from your hubby. We proceed at once!

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the mystery word was "Norden" -- thanks GreyC
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Thank you and well done with those ,I have a four more from the Timmerman family which I will post .He was the one sending to his daughter that the evil war would finish

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3 hours ago, GreyC said:

Norden /north of

Thank you; I got it into my head that it was a K or H, and after a while my brain refused to see any other possibilities!

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On 10/06/2021 at 20:21, GROBBY said:

Merci pour ceux que j'en posterai 2 de plus. L'unité de la lettre Temmelhack a été repoussée par le nord français du fort de Douaumont à Verdun avec de lourdes pertes à cette époque mais a été remise au front dans une autre zone dans les 2 semaines. sachez ce que signifie le numéro sur la deuxième carte, il pourrait s'agir d'une seule d'une série. Merci d'avoir fait ces

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Bonjour

Cette carte est à Sissonne (Aisne)

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21 minutes ago, Laxonais said:

Cette carte est à Sissonne (Aisne)

Bonjour, bienvenue, et merci! Y-aurait-il une chance que vous connaissez le nom de la rue? J'aimerais bien la rechercher/retrouver sur Google Maps si elle existe encore.

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4 minutes ago, knittinganddeath said:

Bonjour, bienvenue et merci ! Y-aurait-il une chance que vous connaissiez le nom de la rue? J'aimerais bien la rechercher/retrouver sur Google Maps si elle existe encore.

Merci pour le message de Bienvenue

voilà le lien google Map https://goo.gl/maps/RtfMtVUrz6Ufajmm6

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On 25/06/2021 at 22:57, Laxonais said:

 

voilà le lien google Map https://goo.gl/maps/RtfMtVUrz6Ufajmm6

Merci beaucoup! Je m'étonne chaque fois de encore pouvoir reconnaître les bâtiments dans ces photos. La guerre a détruit beaucoup, mais pas tout...

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Sissonne en 1914 à vu passer la retraite française vers La Marne, la ville a été occupé par les allemands jusqu'en 1918. Dés combats ont eu lieu dans la ville en 1918 mais surtout sur la "Hundingstellung  au Nord Est de la ville "Camp de Sissonne"

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Budapest

8/2.18

Liebe Marichen

Sachträglich die herzlichsten

Glückswünsche zu deinem

Geburtstag, hoffentlich

hast du schon gefeiert.

dein Vattig

 

Dear Marichen

Timely congratulations for your birthday, hopefully you have already celebrated it. Your Daddy

 

Laon

An Marichen Timmermann, Hamburg, Mundsburgerdamm No 42

Abs A. Timmermann, 2. Garde Rg. zu Fuss, 11. Comp

 

7.6.16

Liebe Marichen

Jetzt haben wir das schöne Pfingsten

fest und können es nicht mal

zusammen feiern, wünsche

aber das du das Fest gut

verleben wirst. Viele herzlichen

Grüsse von deinem

lieben Vater

 

To Miss Marichen Timmermann, Hamburg, Mundsburgerdamm 42

From A. Timmermann, 2nd Garde Regiment on foot, 11th company

 

7.6.16

Dear Marichen

Now we have the lovely Pentecost holiday and can't even celebrate it together, but I hope that you will enjoy it. Many warm greetings from your loving father

 

 

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Thank you very much GreyC  for the information its always interesting to know any information on these cards and people ,It makes them more human

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The soldier

Geschrieben den 1/12.15

Lieber Konrad!

Deine lieben Brief soeben

erhalten besten Dank. Schicke dir

hier mein Bild was ich schon vor

14 Tage tun wollte, wenn ich deine

Adresse richtig gewusst. Otto ist jetzt

in Deutschland, wo weiss ich nicht.

Es freut mich dass dir's noch gut geht.

Bei mir ist es auch noch der Fall.

Es grüsst auf Wiedersehn . . . . . . Specht?

 

Written on 1/12.15

Dear Konrad! Received your last letter, thank you very much. Hereby sending you my picture, which I wanted to do 14 days ago, if only I had known your correct address. Otto is now in Germany, but I don't know where. I was happy to hear that you are still doing well. That is also the case with me. Greetings and goodbye, . . . . . Specht

(As usual I can't read the personal name...sorry about that. There are 32 pages of Spechts in the Verlustlisten, so I thought it seemed plausible as his surname.)

Maybe Otto was wounded and got sent to a hospital in Germany to recover?

 

Next, from our milkman:

Noyon (Oise) - die Kathedrale aus der Vogelschau

Frankreich, 18.12.15

Liebe Marichen

Viele herzliche Weihnachtsgrüsse von deinem lieben Vater

 

Noyon (Oise) - bird's eye view of the cathdral

France, 18.12.15

Dear Marichen

Many warm Christmas greetings from your dear Father

 

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Thank you Knittinganddeath As you say if Otto has got right back to Germany he has possible had a bad wound .Here is the last of the Minndermenn but I have lots still .Thank you for these

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Durch Minen gesprengter Trichter 8 m tief vor Ypern

An Frau Frieda Pröhl, Untermolbitz, b/Rositz S[achsen]-A[nhalt]

Abs. Landstr. Pröhl, 26. Resr. Korps, 51. Res. Divis. Res. Inft. Regt. No. 236, Regiments-Pioniertrupp No. 236

Geschrieben den 30.7.16

Liebe Frau.

Deinen lieben Brief habe ich

gestern danken[d] erhalten und mich

sehr gefreut. Wie ich in deinem Brief sehe

seit ihr schon in die Ernte bei euch ja hier

auch aber Wetter ist hier seit paar Tagen

sehr schön (?). Sonsts ist alles noch beim alten

mir geht soweit noch gut, was ich von dir u.

auch allen hoffe. So sei vielmals gegrüsst

auf ein gesundes u. baldiges Wiedersehen

dein lieber Alfred

Viele Grüsse an deine Eltern

und Geschwistern

 

Craters created by exploding mines, 8 m deep, in front of Ypres

To Mrs Frieda Pröhl, Untermolbitz near Rositz in Sachsen-Anhalt

From Landsturmmann Pröhl, 26th Resere Corps, 51st Reserve Division, Reserve Infantry Regiment 246, Regiment's Pioneer Troop No. 236

Written on 30.7.16

Dear Wife,

I received your dear letter yesterday with much thanks and was very happy to get it. As I read in your letter, you are already in the midst of the harvest, here too, but the weather has been very nice (?) for the past few days. Nothing else new. I am still doing well so far, and I hope that you and everyone else is too. So many greetings to you and to a healthy and quick reunion, from your dear Alfred. Greetings to your parents and siblings.

@GROBBY The other card to Marichen Timmermann will take a while, it's one of those where I have to keep coming back to it. Could you post some other cards in the meantime? Thank you :)

 

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@GROBBY Sorry for the late reply, got knocked out by my first vaccine and then the heat. Then discovered that I did those two already, see the post below!

 

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